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mashel kills five people on the turkish side of the border. welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and around the globe. one stage, at two men coming tens of millions of viewers. barack obama and mitt romney are getting set to square off for a televised debate. -- one stage, two men, tens of millions of viewers. for the first time, we might finally hear details on just how they plan to do it. our north american added there is in denver for us tonight. >> when the candidate stake to the stage tonight, they will want to convince the people that they speak their language. sometimes it is more of a stretch. >> [speaking spanish] >> obviously, they will not be speaking spanish tonight. the largest growing ethnic group could be critical in this election. there is going to be even more importance in the future. quarter of all americans under 18 are latino. canvassing in colorado, a swing state where the latino vote is hugely important. now, some are disappointed that he has not done more to help the illegal immigrants that come across the border. a few find this election a hard choice. >>
know, like a -- driving while black. (laughter) >> did you just learn that phrase, stkpwhro *pb. >> jon: no! no! yeah. um -- cat williams special. >> yeah. d.w. b. what are you down with the brothers now, stkpwhro *pb. >> what? what? is down good? >> just drop the slang and step away, jon. >> jon: all right, all right. but you're right. when a cop does a d.w.b. -- (laughter). -- he can see you're black. but when you purge elvira washington from the voter rules, that sounds black but you don't know. it's like being pulled over by a blind cop. (laughter) you know? he hears your hip-hop music, how's he suppose to know you're a jewish kid from oberlin? (applause) >> jon: but, look, the whole thing -- he's not supposed to know. the whole thing is a farce. in-person voter fraud doesn't exist. it's like outlawing new york met world series celebrations. it doesn't -- (laughter). >> there you go, jon. >> jon: all right. >> actually, voter fraud laws have given me a great idea. >> jon: what is that? >> voter fraud. (laughter) i urge black people to vote early and often. (laughter) and then late,
that at all. >> ifill: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: creating new enriching experiences. through intel's philosophy of "invest you for the future" we're helping bring these new capabilities to market. we're investing billions of dollars in r&d around the globe to have the heart of tomorrow's innovations. by investing today in technologicalled advances here at intel, we can help make a better tomorrow. >> a by e bi andelinda gates foundation. dedicated to the idea that all people deserve the chance to live a healthy, productive life. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: the national debate over voter identification laws took a new turn in pennsylvania today. a state judge ruled that officials must wait until 2013 to begin enforcing a new law. ray suarez has the story. >> suarez: the decision means pennsylvania voters will not h
for the pbs newshour has been provided by: and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: in just a few hours, president barack obama and former massachusetts governor mitt romney will take the stage at the university of denver's magness arena for the first of three election debates. tonight's encounter, moderated by the "newshour's" own jim lehrer, is to focus on domestic policy. the first half of the 90-minute face-off will be spent on the number one issue for most voters this year: the economy. joining us for the debate, and here with us now to preview what to expect tonight are two familiar faces syndicated columnist mark shields and "new york times" columnist david brooks. gentlemen, welcome. the night is finally here. mark, no pressure, just 60 million people will be watching. what are you looking for from tonighta encounter? >> what i'm looking for, judy, is that the-- the candidate who understands
pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. tavis: please welcome jeffrey sachs back to this program. he is one of the most important voices in our time. the director of the earth institute at columbia. his latest book is called "the price of civilization." he joins us tonight from new york. jeffrey sachs, good to have you back on this program. >> good to be back on. tavis: what has happened in this country since you wrote this book that made to put some new stuff in it for the paperback version? >> this book was about things really going wrong in america. the lack of civic virtue among the rich and powerful that we have expected and that we need. after i put the pen down in a writing the original book, the occupy movement brought attention finally around this country to huge inequalities. we have a campaign between a republican party that has a double down on greed and fear -- for the super-rich versus president obama of who is trying to steer a middle course. i like to see him steer a little bit more, frankly, even progressive to the progressive side, but compared to where romney i
president of children's media for pbs and has some advice developing socially and emotionally. it's a big cog in the wheel of trying to learn every day. we all worry about it. what are the things we can look toward to ease the transition. >> these social and emotional skills are the most important predictor of success in school and life. pbs has a new media program based on mr. rogers neighborhood but it's for 21st century kids. the idea is to develop strategies and practice them at home with your children so when they become angry, frustrated, disappointed, when they're anxious about a new experience, they have a strategy they can use. >> some of the things we keep hearing for our 2-year-old is that the transition is the hardest, whether it's just you're going to color now and you move over to a counting game. even that little transition can cause some stress. so when parents get them home after the day, how can you sort of coach them so the next day isn't so bad? >> 2s, 3s and 4s can be very anxious, we all can be when something is new. so one of the best things parents can do is talk a
up. >>> and before you make your kids pb & j, a growing peanut butter recall to tell you about. the details in less than five minutes. stay with us. >>> decision 2012. the election is just 35 days away. the next big moment is tomorrow, the big debate. the "wall street journal" poll shows 38% of people say these debates will be important. that's up from 2004 when 31% said the debates could sway their vote. today both president obama and governor romney stayed out of the spotlight. instead, preparing for their debate. but their running mates hit the trail in swing states. vice president biden said team romney would hike middle class taxes, while congressman ryan swung back. >> how they can justify raising taxes on the middle class has been buried the last four years. >> the obama economic agenda failed not because it was stopped. it failed because it was passed. >> the university of denver will host the debate tomorrow. you can watch it here live on nbc bay area. the topic for this first debate is domestic policy around the moderator is jim lehr. >>> a massive recall for a list o
. >> governor romney, he's a good debater. i'm just okay. >>reporter: now, pbs' jim le hrer airs tonight at 9:00 p.m. you can see it here on abc 2 news. according to the most recent cnn/rc poll, when you factor in the margin of error of 3 1/2 points, this race remains a dead heat. >> thanks, charley. >>> if you want to watch those debates with a big group of people would which could be pretty fun. you'll want to head to gillman. they'll be hosting an audience discussion about the debate and the campaign as well, as well as historical coverage of important moments in american electoral history. so this event begins at 8:30 tonight. you can always check it out. it ends around 10:30 this evening. >>> baltimore county police have made two arrests in a string of abductions that have happened in the area. abc 2 news' linda stow this morning is at police headquarters in the county with the very latest. and, linda, any new information this morning so far? >>reporter: police have released the suspect's identities. they are 21-year-old kenyon waller and 25-year-old william campbell, both of baltimore
opponent. >> governor romney, he's a good debater. i'm just okay. >> pbs' jim lehrer will moderate tonight's debate from denver at 9:00 p.m. you can watch it here on abc news. a new cnn poll has this race as a dead heat when factoring in the three-point margin of error. >>> no doubt you have seen plenty of ads about expanded gambling here in our state. well, the washington redskins are now showing support for question 7. the team issued a statement in favor of building a casino in pg county and adding table games to the state's existing casinos. the representative says a yes vote for question 7 is a tremendous opportunity to create jobs and increase funding for public schools in maryland. >>> you have a chance to say thank you to those who have sacrificed so much just to protect us. baltimore's international association of firefighters, they are hosting a crab feast and it's all to honor colleagues who have lost their lives in the line of duty. it's happening tonight, if you're curious and you want to go, and it's happening at the baltimore museum of industry on key highway. the ceremony
of government. the moderator from pbs will ask president obama the first question and then candidates will alternate for all 90 minutes. for each question the candidates will have two minutes to respond and are not permitted to talk to each other. much more on the debate when i'm joined by one of the smartest political minds and politics, call growth. you don't want to miss that. all right. both candidates will be trying to win over undecided middle-class voters, and the big concern, who has the better tax plan. romney floating a new idea. today at of the debate which includes a cap on itemized deductions. for more on this on joined by scott hodge, president of the tax foundation. welcome to the show. i have listened to the radio interview, and i'm having a hard time making sense of this. the basics of this plan, and this is finessing a plan that is already out in the marketplace. he would cap itemize deductions at $17,000. taxpayers would choose which deduction to claim, which still lose. now, kendis work? do you think it is a good idea? >> well, i am a tax purists. i think it is a l
is jim lehrer of pbs. the debate is structured into a series of 15 minute questions, many focusing on the economy. the economy gets the first half of the debate, with questions 1, two, and 3. then they move on to the topic of health care, which has major economic impact, the role of government in our society, and the final segment will be on the governing cells of the candidates. jim lehrer can assign the final questions. there was a coin toss to decide who would take the first question. president obama has won that and will take the first question. we would like to involve you in the process and talk about this important debate, what you will be looking for from candidates, whether or not you have already made your decision. most particularly, if you had a chance to ask a question on this domestic policy debate, what would you most want to know from these two men? let's introduce you to our first guest. from inside the debate are -- the senior political reporter for yahoo news, who has been on the campaign trail with governor romney. >let me start with a pc filed recently, is sens
in denver. we will broadcast the debate, moderated by jim lehrer of the pbs news hour. he will pose the question to the major candidates. then we will hit pause and expand the debates. candidates will be here with us in the studio also in denver, dr. jill stein and rocky anderson, both third-party presidential candidates. gary johnson was invited but he will not be in the city. we will expand the debate just as if they were standing there at the university of denver. this is democracy now!, democracynow.org, the war and peace report. check democracynow.org. back in a minute. [♪] candidates. then we will hit pause and expand the debates. candidates will be here with >> a song inspired by comments of the convicted murderer who went on a shooting spree at an elementary school in 1979. spencer showed no remorse for her crime. her full explanation for her actions were, "i do not like mondays. this livens up the day." this is democracy now!, democracynow.org, the war and peace report. we are broadcasting from just outside denver, colorado, in littleton, colorado. gun-control advocates a
a fresh coat of paint. jim lehrer of pbs is prepared to moderate. andrea mitchell joins us now from denver. you know, they have three debates coming up. we're hearing that tonight's is going to be the most important. why is that? >> reporter: well, it's the first. wendy, this is the first chance we have to see these men face to face. they've been trading charges back and forth as well as their surrogates through speeches, stump speeches and also the campaign advertisements. this is going to be the first time they challenge each other. this format is designed to let them do exactly that. you'll not have opening statements. there are two-minute closing statements from each of them. but they'll be able to question each other, all on domestic policy. but we're told mitt romney does want to try to bring benghazi into the mix. they think there's an opening there to weaken the president by what went wrong in libya by that fatal attack. >> the race has tightpened nationally a little bit. two of the three battleground states is a statistical tie at this point. yet romney is still considered an unde
to look ahead to this debate tonight and all for a moment, assume the role of moderator, jim lehrer, pbs, a moderating this thing tonight. let just go around right now, we will start with you, howard. you got jim lehrer's seat, the two questions in front of you -- two candidates right in front of you. what is the one question that you think would you most like to see jim lehrer ask one of these candidates tonight? >> i would focus on mitt romney because this really is it for mitt. i would go right at the central concern. i would say i would ask, governor, bain capital, which you helped to run, had many successes but it also had many failures. the bering company, the typewriter company, name a list of them. have you ever met, have you ever talked to, do you note names of or anything about the lives of any of the people from those plants that closed as a result of the investments of bain cap signal give me a name, give me a story. >> probably knows the ones the obama campaign ads have mentioned, right? >> probably knows those but those aren't the ones he wants to mention. >> probably doesn
is with us. it may be an honor to watch moderate the debates but it's not easy. >> the anchor of pbs has sat in the madder rarts before. but in today's hyperpartisan world where everybody has an opinion facebook mr. lehrer is bound to wake up wake up tomorrow morning finding himself criticized by the left or right or both, our own senior political analyst brit. center of the attention and yet in a sense you don't want to be. you want the candidates to be the superior have to be firm enough and sharp in your questioning enough debate. you have to be careful to not ever cross the line where it looks like you are favoring one candidate over another. i think it's exceedingly challenging. >> challenging indeed. hard to find examples of anybody who has been offered the moderator job, shep and turned it down. >> shepard: you name a topic, can i tell you a complaint. in this we have heard complaints about a lack of diversity among the moderators. >> it's interesting. when you look at the three presidential debate moderators this year. candy crowley of cnn is only the second woman to moderate a debat
minutes and then there is a rebuttal. megyn: jim lehrer of pbs will be moderating. they devote the rest of the 15-minute block to a discussion. so hopefully there will be a chance to press the candidates for followup, or real answers if they try to dodge. because you know and our viewers know having watched 25 presidential debates during the primaries, they all do it. they dodge. they hear this is a question on jobs. what's my policy on jobs, this what is i'm going to say without necessarily answering the question asked. hopefully the mat, the discussion after the initial response will give us a chance to hear real answers. having studies up on these debates it seems like the need many gets moved not so much by these soaring rhetorical moment but by a gafer that one of them may have or by one moment of connection that they may have with the viewers at home. ronald reagan, there you go again. bill: i think you make a great point on that. what you are saying is it's built in a format that will help encourage robust exchanges that would alloy the other to challenge the other one. megyn: we
moderator, jim lehrer, of pbs. >> both candidates saying for months it will be crucial. >>> also, in this half hour, in this first half, a new showdown is heating up. a tree that almost killed, well, mcsteamy as you know him from "grey's anatomy." his wife was awe alone in the backyard. a tree fell on her from the next door neighbor's yard. a big legal battle brewing. >> and the lead singh from the smashing pumpkins. >>> first, we're going to get to the latest trouble for american airlines. a story we first brought you on "good morning america." another flight was forced to make an emergency landing last night. and abc's jim avila has been tracking all of the developments. jim, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, elizabeth. american pilots could be at the bargaining table as early as today, perhaps bringing to an end a string of delays that is crippling the reputation of the bankrupt airline which seems to be suffering one maintenance problem to another. this morning, the embattled american airlines under the microscope again. >> i have a gear unsafe flight. >> reporter: ano
to play video of may 3 of the houston pbs forum when you are asked, do you want to do away with bush tax-cut? >> the very thing we will have to do -- we will have to let the bush tax cuts go. in order to pay down the national debt. at the end of the day, if you look at the budget, a look at the budget you get down to military and defense spending or the bush tax cuts. >> are you talking about the bush tax cuts on all income levels? >> there is no qualification in that statement. what i said, and i still stand by, there are three things that doubled on national debt -- the bush tax cuts, -- >> the question is, do you want to expire them in total? there was no qualification. >> i am getting there. i think, and i still say, that we have to look at every single one of them and determine if we can use some of that money to pay down our national debt. we can lie to the american people or tell the truth. the truth is that those tax cuts, if we let them expire, will increase our national debt by almost one-half. >> what is your position, mr. cruz? >> i would not allow the bush tax cuts to expire
of the pbs news hour. this is a spin room where the media works. it will be far busier in 12 hours time. the debate itself begins at 9:00 eastern time. some 3000 reporters and support staff are expected to be on site. the university of denver otherwise known as d.u. vying for a chance to host one of these debates. we go now for some perspective on the debate and where they fit into the political process with robert anderson, a political science professor at columbia university. good morning and thanks for being with us. >> thanks for having me. >> where do debates fit in? how important is it? guest: the base can play an important role. they probably take second place to conventions. they play a much greater role in changing people's minds. they probably play a lesser role when people are finally making up their minds. also, very early in the election year, when voters are just learning, there is a lot of volatility. the debate divides the time line. there are changes in the polls the only slightly greater than normally. host: there is a story from "the wall street journal" what do viewe
, at the university of denver, jim lehrer of pbs will be the moderator for what could be potentially the most indepth and lively debates in memory. we'll zero in on domestic policy with a new format that allows for more interaction between the two candidates and more time to discuss a single topic. let's go back to the debate hall. chief political correspondent candy crowley watching what's going on. you'll be the moderator in the next presidential debate. so you will watch this about as closely as anyone. >> absolutely, wolf. you know, this is, in fact, an arena that they use here at the university -- let me explain this picture this is president obama headed toward this debate site, we know that mitt romney is already here, and i -- obviously this is quite the happening, so you see a lot of folks out on the street. in fact, when we came in, people were hanging signs from the dorm rooms. this is an arena. i'm told it's used for ice hockey and sometimes basketball. tonight, it's pure politics. not a lot of big names or familiar faces, but i think nonpolitical junkies would recognize here tonight. but
expire? i want to play video from the houston pbs forum when you are asked, do you want to do away with bush tax cuts? >> the very thing we will have to do -- we will have to let the bush tax cuts go. in order to pay down the national debt. at the end of the day, if you look at the budget, a look at the budget you get down to military and defense spending or the bush tax cuts. >> are you talking about the bush tax cuts on all income levels? >> there is no qualification in that statement. what i said, and i still stand by, there are three things that doubled on national debt -- the bush tax cuts, -- >> the question is, do you want to expire them in total? there was no qualification. >> i am getting there. i think, and i still say, that we have to look at every single one of them and determine if we can use some of that money to pay down our national debt. we can lie to the american people or tell the truth. the truth is that those tax cuts, if we let them expire, will increase our national debt by almost one-half. >> what is your position, mr. cruz? >> i would not allow the bush tax
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